When it comes to flat roofs, FIX-R – the new liquid waterproofing system from SIG Roofing, the largest supplier of roofing materials in the UK – is fast becoming the number one choice amongst roofing contractors for its ease of application and cost-effectiveness.
Suitable for new build, repair and refurbishment projects – and even appropriate for balconies, terraces and walkways – FIX-R is a single liquid hybrid polymer system that is Isocyanurate free and contains no solvents. Unlike other waterproofing systems, it has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which makes it virtually odour-free and it is not classed as a hazardous product.
Ready to use, FIX-R is a wet-on-wet system that becomes water repellent upon application. Reinforced with a polyester membrane, it provides strong adhesion to most conventional substrates, thereby providing excellent elasticity and tensile strength. FIX-R can be applied all year round and any unused product can be stored and reused – if sealed and stored between 4°C – 32°C – offering minimum wastage.
Richard Parker, Category Manager for flat roofing at SIG Roofing Supplies explains: “Contractors such as MSB Roofing based in Kent are quickly realising the benefits of FIX-R. Halfway through a recent 70m2 roof that they started in dry weather, it began to rain. However, after the rain stopped, they were able to go straight back on the roof and carry on from where they left off without the need to recoat. With no shrinkage and being fully resistant to standing water, it offers contractors a reliable, flexible and all-year round water proofing solution.”
Richard adds: “FIX-R is also incredibly versatile. As well as being perfect for green roofs, brown roofs and living walls – due to its root resistance – it can be used to tackle a myriad of other projects including detailing, up-stands, penetrations and terminations, fountains and water features. When used in conjunction with FIX-R Fabric, an even stronger waterproofing system is created.”
Also ideal for use on heritage properties and lead replacement, together with waterproofing gutters, FIX-R can also encapsulate asbestos or fibre cement, and even be used to waterproof profiled metal roofs. It is also a popular choice when recoating failed single ply roofs.
For further information on this new liquid waterproofing system or any other products in the FIX-R range, please contact SIG Roofing 01480 466 777.